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Passports and visas

Visa Finder

The Visa Finder can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. It includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Bridging visas

A bridging visa is a temporary visa that provides for a non-citizen to remain lawful in certain circumstances where they do not hold a substantive visa. There are different categories of bridging visas for Australia that relate to different circumstances.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Migration Agents Gateway

The Agents Gateway provides information for migration agents on visa applications, legislation and registration as well as links to other resources.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Returning residents

Official information about Resident Return Visas which allow Australian permanent residents to travel to and from Australia while maintaining their status as permanent residents.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

State and territory offices

Australian offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The character requirement

Offers information to all non-citizens visa applicants seeking to enter or stay in Australia that must first be assessed against the Character Requirement.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Tourists - visa options

Provides information for people who wish to visit Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Travel documents for entry to Australia

Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for Organisations

Allows organisations to check the visa entitlements of a visa holder.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for Visa Holders

Visa holders, who do not have a label in their passport, can confirm their current visa details.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Visas

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade information on obtaining visas for Australians travelling overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Visitor visa online applications

Provides links to Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), eVisitor (subclass 651) and e600 Visitor visa (subclass 600) online applications.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

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